On February 10, Grace Lower School will embark on an exciting project; a school-wide, state-wide reading club called “One School, One Book”. Every Lower School family will receive a copy of the book — The Lemonade Crime.
In this follow-up book to the best-selling The Lemonade War, Jessie and Evan’s fourth grade class concocts a courtroom on the playground, putting Scott Spencer, alleged thief, on trial. They create a legitimate courtroom—with a judge, witnesses, a jury of their peers—and surprising consequences.
In a nutshell, this is how the book club works.
Every night, parents will be asked to read the designated chapter aloud to their child/ren. To make this experience a little more magical, several of the Lower School faculty and staff members have recorded themselves reading a different chapter each night. The following day, students will be asked trivia questions about the previous night’s reading. In addition, several classroom and school-wide activities are planned to unite the student body around the book. With the entire school reading the same book, there’s sure to be a buzz of excitement in the building!
Through the One School, One Book program, our goal is to build a community of readers which includes students, parents, teachers and other school staff. The benefits of reading aloud to children are remarkable, even to those who are old enough to read by themselves. Not only will these nightly reading sessions enrich the literacy skills of children, they will promote family closeness.
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